Former Unhealthy Boy recording artist Cassie has settled a lawsuit filed in opposition to Sean Combs that accused the music mogul of rape.
The settlement got here sooner or later after singer Casandra Ventura filed a lawsuit in opposition to Combs that alleged the Unhealthy Boy Leisure mogul raped and beat her over a interval of a decade.
“I’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably on phrases that I’ve some stage of management. I wish to thank my household, followers and legal professionals for his or her unwavering help,” Ventura stated in an announcement distributed Friday night by her legal professional, Douglas Wigdor of Manhattan-based Wigdor Legislation.
On Thursday, Combs’ staff is characterised the swimsuit as the results of an unsuccessful shakedown try by a former girlfriend.
On Friday, in an announcement additionally distributed by Wigdor, Combs stated, “We’ve determined to resolve this matter amicably. I want Cassie and her household all the most effective. Love.”
The swimsuit was filed in the US District Courtroom for the Southern District of New York. It names Unhealthy Boy Information and different corporations affiliated with Combs as complicit within the alleged abuse. Epic Information can be named as a defendant.
In asserting the settlement, Wigdor praised Ventura “for having the power to go public together with her lawsuit. She must be recommended for doing so.”
The swimsuit was filed with solely every week to go earlier than the Grownup Survivors Act, which allowed for an exemption to the statute of limitations, expires on Nov. 23.
Combs’ lawyer Ben Brafman vehemently denied the allegations on Thursday. “For the previous six months, Mr. Combs has been subjected to Ms. Ventura’s persistent demand of $30 million, underneath the specter of writing a dangerous ebook about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail. Regardless of withdrawing her preliminary risk, Ms. Ventura has now resorted to submitting a lawsuit riddled with baseless and outrageous lies, aiming to tarnish Mr. Combs’s status and searching for a payday.”